Waters Edge Beach

Beaches & Pools in or near Simons Town, False Bay in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in Simons TownWaters Edge Beach

Beaches & Pools False Bay

Where? Simonstown, False Bay Coast, Cape Town, South Africa

When? Daylight Hours

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Simons Town, in Western Cape

This off the beaten track beach is one of the local secrets. Head off in a southerly direction from Southforth beach, Simonstown (i.e. veer right when the grassy verge behind the restaurant is in front of you), and you'll find the path and sign for Water's Edge beach.

It involves entering via what looks like a garden gate, which makes it appear to be a private beach, which it isn't. The other way to reach it is along the sand and boulders via Seaforth. The beach may be regarded as part and parcel of Boulders beach but actually it lies between Seaforth Beach and Boulders, and most people know nothing about it.

The bay here is a wonderful haven for children, particularly the rock pools filled with star fish. It makes for wonderful swimming and snorkeling, and diving off the boulders adds a thrill'. But shhh, don't tell anyone about it!

Additional Reading
For more info and and plenty more photographs, see our article at Waters Edge Beach - We reveal another Cape Town Secret

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Simons Town

Central Hotel Guest House

Guest House

Central Hotel Guest House

Offering bed and breakfast accommodation, the Central Hotel Guest House dates back to 1828 and forms part of Simons ... more

Mermaid Rock Cottage

Self Catering

Mermaid Rock Cottage

Mermaid Rock Cottage is a charming cottage offering independent self catering private family accommodation in Simons ... more

Cheriton Guest House B&B

Guest House

Cheriton Guest House B&B

Cheriton Guest House offers cosy accommodation with warm, friendly service in a century old home overlooking False Bay ... more

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